Public service

Project managers working in the government sector face the most demanding projects: projects that fall under the scrutiny of politicians looking for public legacy and for re-election advantage, projects that serve the most demanding of stakeholders--taxpayers and citizens. This article features four project managers talking--via a question-and-answer format--about realizing projects in the public sector. In doing so, they discuss promoting best practices in the global public sector, working under demanding conditions, and striving to satisfy stakeholder expectations. The participants also explain the impact of the government sector's use of project management practices and its process for communicating project results to the public. Accompanying this article are four sidebars: three detail projects realized by different government organizations, providing such information as budget, purpose, owner, stakeholders, timeline, and progress; the fourth examines e-government, identifying the issues, the future direc
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